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94 years since foundation,
we have technologies as many as the number of days we have lived.

Philosophy of business

We aim to understand market demands accurately and supply high quality products stably and promptly.
We aim to comply with social rules and to contribute to societies as our most important issues are “environment and safety”


Yoshiharu Nakayama established “Nakayama Research Center” in Ichijoji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. He developed “enamel foils” by gilt or metal powder sprinkled on resin film which was made by applying celluloid to glass and peeling off. Then, he started study of transfer foils using glassine paper and cellophane film.
Conversion from manual operation to mechanized operation with the installment of coating equipment.
Jun 1958
Corporate name of “Nakayama Chemical Research Center” was established. Launch a development of vacuum metalized transfer foil using a polyester film base.
Jun 1962
Introduction of vacuum metalizing equipment on trial manufacturing basis.
May 1964
Systematized quantity production of vacuum metalized foils is introduced.
Oct 1964
The year of Tokyo Olympic, we became the first vacuum metalized transfer foil manufacturer in Japan (we managed to develop), and our foils were adopted to Morinaga Gold Chocolate.
Oct 1965
Yoshiharu Nakayama established a management policy for the future developments of vacuum metalized foils. Kohjiro Nakayama and Taichiro Nakayama headed the newly established plant in Kisshoin, Minami-ku, Kyoto.
Aug 1966
Vacuum metalizing equipment was installed and a systematized quantity production is started.
Mar 1968
Nihon Kagakuhaku Ind. Co., Ltd. was established with a capital of 10 million yen.
Oct 1968
Construction of the head office and plant in Kamitoba, Minami-ku, Kyoto.
Mar 1969
Kohjiro Nakayama and Taichiro Nakayama were appointed to the representative directors.
Apr 1969
Kohjiro Nakayama was awarded by the governor of Kyoto Prefecture for his contribution to the promotion of science and technology regarding the manufacturing method of metalized foil films for production use.
Jun 1969
Capital increased to 30 million.
Aug 1976
Expansion of the head office / Kamitoba Plant completed.
May 1979
Completion of health and welfare facilities at the head office / Kamitoba Plant.
Jun 1979
Acquisition of patent license from New Plating Co., Ltd. for high frequency ion plating technology.
Sep 1981
Completion of Kumiyama Plant
Nov 1988
Completion of Kumiyama Second Plant
Dec 1991
Completion of Quality Control Center ‘Winder building’ at Kumiyama Plant
May 1992
Corporate name changed to Nikka Techno, Inc.
Dec 1992
Permission of Bonded Factory by Osaka Customs.
Jun 1993
Production and sales license for photo-etching technology acquired from U.S.A.
Jan 1997
Development of photo-etching technology started.
Jun 2000
Production and sales of “Hologram transfer foil” started.
Jul 2003
Production and sales of large formatted “Hologram transfer foil” started.
Jul 2005
The Japanese first hologram transfer foil adopted “PIANISSIOMO peche” by Japan Tobacco Inc.
Jul 2006
Production and sales of Hologram transfer foil “PNK PLANET NAKO” started.
Jan 2007
A set of ”2D” ”3D” holography production facilities introduced.
Jan 2008
JoinedIHMA (International Hologram Manufacturers Association)
Dec 2010
The Japanese first cold hologram transfer foil adopted “PIANISSIOMO LUSIA” by Japan Tobacco Inc.
Oct 2011
A set of “seamless” holography production facilities introduced.
Mar 2012
Hitoshi Nakayama was appointed to the representative directors newly.
Apr 2013
Defect inspection system was introduced to slitters.
Jun 2016
Expansion of Kumiyama North plant completed.
Aug 2016
Kumiyama plant refurbished.
Mar 2017
The head office / Kamitoba Plant refurbished.
Mar 2017
Hitoshi Nakayama became the president.
Mar 2020
Defect inspection system was expanded.
Head office and plant

Head office and plant

Kumiyama plant

Kumiyama plant






Company profile

Corporate name
Nikka Techno, Inc.

Head office and plant
  • Umamawashi 5, Kamitoba, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8177, Japan
  • TEL: (+81) 075-671-3344 FAX: (+81) 075-691-7374
Kisshoin plant
  • Hainoborinishimachi 41, Kisshoin, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8351, Japan
  • TEL&FAX.(+81) 075-671-0308
Kumiyama plant
  • Tai Shin-arami 86-1, Kumiyama-cho, Kuze-gun, Kyoto, 613-0036, Japan
  • TEL: (+81) 0774-44-3598 FAX: (+81) 0774-43-7498
Research and development laboratory
  • Umamawashi 5, Kamitoba, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8177, Japan
  • TEL: (+81) 075-682-3413 FAX: (+81) 075-682-3414

14th March 1968
JPY 30 million
Board members
  • Representative director, chairman: Taichiro Nakayama
  • Representative director, president: Hitoshi Nakayama
  • Executive managing director: Yoichiro Nakayama
  • Executive managing director: Yoshiyasu Nakayama
  • Director: Takaaki Shinohara
  • Director: Yasuyuki Shimizu
  • Director: Kentaro Horie
Category of business
Vacuum metalizing transfer foiling manufacturer

Main users
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., LTD. group
  • Asahi Printing Co.,LTD.
  • Toin Co.,LTD.
  • and others
Selling agent
  • Murata kimpaku group
  • Tanakako Syouten Co.,LTD.
  • KATANI co., ltd.
Bank reference
  • The Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank., Kamitoba branch
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ,Ltd., Kyoto Ekimae branch

Business content

Production of hot stamping foil
Equipment for hot stamping foil
  • Varuous alminium-metalized foils
  • Electromagnetic wave transmitting foil
  • Special function foil
  • Chemical luster foil
  • Multicolor foil
  • Pigment foil
  • Holographic foil
Production of metallic layer with dry system
Continuous rewinding type vacuum-metalizing equipment
  • Standard vacuum-metalized product
  • Vacuum-metalized product with transparent layer
  • Vacuum-metalized product with special function layer
  • Special function layer foil
  • Special vacuum-metalized product
Production of metal plate with wet system
Electroforming equipment
Electroformed products
Production of microscopic fine-lined design die for hot stamping foil
Equipment for microscopic fine-lined design die
Microscopic fine-lined design die
Production of partial vacuum-metalized product
Equipment for partial vacuum-metalized products
Partial vacuum-metalized product
Production of hologram
Holographic equipment
  • Holographic film
  • Holographic foil
Overseas trade
  • Enhancement/Promotion of trade
  • Equipment authorized by Ministry of Finance
  • Sales/Export of in-house products
  • Bonded improvement products
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Nikka Techno, Inc.
Head office and plant:Umamawashi 5, Kamitoba, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8177, Japan/TEL: (+81) 075-671-3344 FAX: (+81) 075-691-7374
Kisshoin plant:Hainoborinishimachi 41, Kisshoin, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8351, Japan/TEL&FAX.(+81) 075-671-0308
Kumiyama plant:Hainoborinishimachi 41, Kisshoin, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8351, Japan/TEL: (+81) 0774-44-3598 FAX: (+81) 0774-43-7498

We have joined IHMA:InternationalHologramManufacturersAssociation